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When the students come up to the guest artists after the performance and want to take a selfie with them, then you know it was successful and meaningful to them. Fine gentlemen and extremely talented. They are worthy of a lengthier stay another time.”   Quad City Arts, Rock Island IL (teacher)

As experienced educators, there are several ways in which the Andrew Collins Trio connect with the community when out on the road.  They have developed educational programs for workshops at schools to students of all ages and abilities. For young children (kindergarten to grade 6), a popular program focuses on the instruments they play, their tonal differences and roles they fulfill in ensemble playing. To children grades 7-12, the program expands into educating about the different genres that inform the Trio's unique influences (bluegrass, jazz, classical, celtic, etc...). For music students and older audiences, they have a well developed music arranging and improvisation course.  As accomplished instrumentalists, with much experience attending/instructing at various music workshops, they also enjoy teaching master classes which can be either instrument specific for large groups (mandolin, guitar, fiddle and bass) or private one on ones.

Another common way in which the Andrew Collins Trio enjoy engaging with communities, is through hosting and attending jams.  There is no better way to connect personally (and hopefully inspire) hobby and aspiring musicians, than to spend time, in the comfort of a living room or pub joining them as peers rather than performers/instructors

Past Music Workshops

Kaufman Kamp - Marysville, TN

2010, 2011, 2013, 2019, 2022

Quad City Arts - Quad Cities, IL

2017, 2019

Sore Fingers Bluegrass Workshop - Somerset, UK

2008, 2019

March Mandolin Festival - Concord, NH


Northern Lights Bluegrass Camp - Twisted Pines, SK

2011, 2016, 2017

Old School Bluegrass Camp - Prince Edward County ON

2017, 2022

The Woodshed Bluegrass Workshop - Yukon, NWT


Northern Bluegrass Committee Bluegrass Workshop - Edmonton, AB

2003, 2006, 2016

Nimble Fingers Bluegrass Workshop - Sorrento, BC

2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018, 2022

Goderich Celtic College - Goderich, ON

2008, 2010, 2015

The Woods Folk Music & Dance Workshop - Orillia, ON

2014, 2015

Folk College - Huntinton, PA



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